NEW YORK, NY – Brandon Jacobs helmet is making headlines, not the Giants’ performance!
So what did Brandon Jacobs helmet do in last night’s game? Well, for starters, it did a lot more than Jacobs did in the game. Ok, that’s a little harsh, but the helmet is making the headlines. In a bizarre incident, the NY Giants running back’s helmet ended up in the stands. The lucky fan who “caught” the helmet thought Christmas came early and put up a fight before he parted with the souvenir.
Jacobs threw his helmet 10 rows deep into the stands at Lucas Oil Field on Sunday night during the Giants’ loss to the Indianapolis Colts. The helmet did not injure any fans, but it certainly caused quite the commotion in the stands when the fans who retrieved it refused to hand it back to Colts officials.
NBC’s Andrea Kremer reported that Giants officials said Jacobs had thrown the helmet in rage after getting pulled from the game but intended to hit the bench with it. It slipped out of his hands and landed almost 10 rows up into the stands.
Kremer later said the NFL will investigate, but that Jacobs’ actions already are considered to be an accident.
Accident or not, Jacobs put dozens of fans into harm’s way by carelessly flinging his helmet and is fortunate nobody got hurt. That lucky break notwithstanding, he needs to be dealt with harshly by the league, likely in the form of a suspension. The NFL can’t afford for fans paying hundreds of dollars for prime seats to feel that they’re in danger.
Video clearly showing the events has yet to surface. However, if and when it surfaces, Jacobs better hope it clearly shows an “accident.” If it tells a different story, Jacobs will not have a helmet to throw for a while.